The Crawford County Conservation Board was established in 1963 for the purpose of acquiring, developing and maintaining parks and conservation areas, to promote and preserve the general welfare of the people, to encourage the conservation of natural resources and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs for public recreation. Since its establishment, the Board has acquired 1115 acres of land in Crawford County which has been developed into parks, wildlife and forest areas, public hunting areas and a historical site. In addition, the Board holds six management agreements on 16.5 acres of native prairie located through out the county. For the river enthusiast, four public access areas have been developed on the Boyer River. The Administrative office of the Crawford County Conservation Board is located in the Crawford County Courthouse, Denison, Iowa.